DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raised its associate salaries in Philadelphia to some of the highest in the city.
First year associates will now receive $125,000 (£70,300) a year, backdated to 1 January.
Each associate level after the fourth year will receive a $10,000 (£5,600) increase, taking the basic salary for eleventh year associates to $210,000 (£118,200).
Second year associate salaries have increased to $130,000 (£73,100), third year to $135,000 (£76,000) and fourth year associates will take home $140,000 (£78,800).
On the suggestion of its associates, the firm has also opted to switch to a lockstep system of remuneration.
The salary hikes put DLA Piper on a par with Dechert, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Woodcock Washburn in Philadelphia.
However, DLA Piper’s Philadelphia associates remain behind their colleagues in other US cities.